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Epik becomes latest owner of DNForum
Domain forum finds its fourth owner in five years. Domain name company Epik has acquired DNForum, the company announced before the holiday weekend. DNForum was once the domain industry’s most active forum but was supplanted by NamePros. The for...
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July 5, 2021, 1:59 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
System1 to go public through SPAC
Company with connection to domain name industry will become a public company later this year. System1, a company with roots in the domain name industry, will become a public company later this year. The business is combining with Trebia Acquisition C...
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July 5, 2021, 1:24 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Some companies use number-word domains, but be cautious
Number-word domains probably aren’t good domain investments. We know corporate China loves numeric domains. For example, 6.cn, 37.com, 360.com, and 2345.com are all owned by Top 100 internet companies in China. But how about a number mixed with...
Discussion
July 2, 2021, 12:58 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Income Store assets fail to sell in liquidation auction
No one was willing to pay $2.5 million for The Income Store’s remaining assets. A collection of websites and domain names owned by the defunct company The Income Store failed to sell in an auction last month. The assets included income-producin...
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July 1, 2021, 10:13 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
PayPal is increasing its fees next month
Accepting PayPal for a domain sale? Get ready to pay a larger transaction fee. You’d think that increased competition in the FinTech space, particularly with payments, would drive costs down. But PayPal is increasing rates next month for digita...
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July 1, 2021, 4:09 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
I wish there was an easier way to report scam websites
Could there be an easier way to alert domain registrars about domains being used for scams? This morning I woke up to a spam SMS message promoting a scam site (see picture). The scam tries to trick people into disclosing their social security number ...
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July 1, 2021, 3:39 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Taking a look at an early IDN top level domain
IDNs haven’t been as successful as backers hoped. One of the purported benefits of expanding top level domain options last decade was to offers domains in native scripts and languages to their users, so-called Internationalized Domain Names (ID...
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July 1, 2021, 1:05 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Sotheby’s auction of WWW NFT by Sir Tim Berners-Lee ends at $5,434,500
Someone paid a lot of money for an NFT commemorating the creation of the world wide web. A buyer has paid $5,434,500 for a non-fungible token (NFT) commemorating the creation of the world wide web. Auction house Sotheby’s auctioned the NFT by S...
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June 30, 2021, 6:08 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
FC Barcelona loses cybersquatting match
Football team went after colloquial term culers.com. Fútbol Club Barcelona (FC Barcelona) has lost a cybersquatting challenge it brought against the domain name Culers.com. Culers is a Catalan dictionary term for supporters of the football (so...
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June 30, 2021, 4:00 pm
Domain Name Wire
Domain Name Wire
Two domain hacks sell for $50k+
Sedo sold two domain hacks for high prices. Sedo had some great sales this past week. Its top two public sales are domain hacks (domains that use the second and top-level domains to form a word). Here’s a list of some of the end user domain nam...
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June 30, 2021, 1:59 pm
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